Every family, business owner, and taxpayer in Pennsylvania should be able to increase their financial security without undue interference from our state government. Free-market policies that limit taxes, allow entrepreneurs to innovate and create jobs, and offer stability to families will put our state on track to become a national leader. Policies that enact spending limits, cut taxes, and reduce regulations will help Pennsylvania avoid debt and restore sound fiscal planning that will benefit citizens in the years to come.

Prosperity

Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 14, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano joins Newsmax to discuss the state of the American economy.SHOW MORE…

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Jennifer Stefano on Fox Business

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 11, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Jennifer Stefano discusses the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” on Fox Business.

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Prosperity

Five Takeaways from Gov. Wolf’s Budget

  • February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — In his final budget address Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed an unaffordable spending increase while claiming the mantle of fiscal responsibility. Commonwealth Foundation Senior…

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Pennsylvania’s Population Problems

  • February 8, 2022

The Problem New data[1] from the United States Census Bureau shows Pennsylvania’s population problems remain: Pennsylvania’s population decreased by 25,000 from July 2020 to July 2021. Natural population…

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Pennsylvania Fiscal Chart Book 2022

  • February 1, 2022

Eight charts summarizing how much state government spends and how to strengthen the fiscal health of the commonwealth.

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How Government Overspending Hurts Pennsylvania Families

  • Andrew Holman, Nathan Benefield
  • January 31, 2022

Key Points Excessive government spending and borrowing is causing record-setting inflation and severe supply chain shortages.Voters want fiscal restraint from their government.High taxes and spending are making Pennsylvania uncompetitive, costing…

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Pennsylvania’s Stalled Economy

  • January 31, 2022

Summary In 2021, Pennsylvania lagged behind most states in recovering from the COVID-19 shutdown.Challenges like historic inflation and labor shortages will likely persist throughout 2022.This year, lawmakers can reverse these…

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2022 Pa. Budget Checklist

  • January 31, 2022

Limit spending growth to the Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA) index The total General Fund spending increase should not exceed the TPA limit of 3.46 percent, or an additional $1.376 billion.

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Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax 1.29.2022

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 29, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano discusses President Biden’s meeting with business leaders over his progressive agenda.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Why Pennsylvania Needs Probation Reform

  • Brandon Van Dyck
  • December 15, 2021

Pennsylvania has an overburdened probation system that delivers substandard results. The commonwealth’s recidivism rate is 41 percent—one of the highest in the nation.

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Regulation

Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • November 30, 2021

Commonwealth Foundation's Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano discusses ongoing supply chain issues on Newsmax's Wake Up America.

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Top Unemployment Compensation Reforms for Pennsylvania

  • November 3, 2021

Overview Pennsylvania should reform its unemployment compensation system to pay down state debt, incentivize hiring, increase labor participation, and minimize fraudulent claims. Reforms should protect unemployment compensation for the individuals…

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